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1st Minnesota Independent Battery Light Artillery
Flag of Minnesota
Active November 21, 1861 to July 1, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery
Engagements Battle of Shiloh, Battle of Corinth, Siege of Vicksburg, Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Battle of Atlanta, Battle of Bentonville

The 1st Minnesota Light Artillery Battery was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The battery was mustered in at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. on November 21, 1861.

The 1st Minnesota Light Artillery Battery was mustered out at St. Paul, Minnesota on July 1, 1865.


  • Captain Emil Munch - November 7, 1861 to December 25, 1862
  • Captain William Z. Clayton - December 25, 1862 to July 1, 1865.

Casualties and total strength[]

The 1st Minnesota Light Artillery Battery lost 1 officer and 7 enlisted men killed in action or died of wounds received in battle and 1 officer and 29 enlisted men died of disease. Total fatalities were 38.[1]


Andrews, General Christopher Columbus, ed., (1891). Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars. Pioneer Press. 

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See also[]

  • List of Minnesota Civil War Units